Republicans screw us on reclassification of marijuana

Jay Leiderman
By: Jay Leiderman
July 16 2015

House GOP rejects proposal to reclassify marijuana (“Medical marijuana is now sold in nearly half of all states, and even one red state has legalized it for recreational use. Veterans of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are clamoring for access to treat post-traumatic stress disorder. Loosening pot laws polls better in three swing states than any 2016 presidential candidate. But House Republicans have so far declined to keep pace with shifting public opinion. They did so again late Wednesday, when a rare bipartisan pot proposal died a quiet death in the House that would have reclassified marijuana so that national laboratories could conduct ‘credible research on its safety and efficacy as a medical treatment.'”)